I heard about leaving books on a bench, in the airplane or on a subway seat to read and pass on thereafter in the same manner, but framed photography placed in unique locations to be picked up and cherished?
Yep! That’s what a guy named Mrog Deville does. His project “This Was Found” is an experiment to create and distribute free photographic art to the masses.
Mrog Deville makes prints of photographs, frames them, and then leaves them in various locations. The works might be left untouched for the public to view, or people can take them home to treasure them. Finders can visit the website and report the framed print as being picked up.
“These locations are not where you would normally put artworks. We hope the works will persist in these locations, or be picked up by members of the public, who will go home and treasure them forever. Otherwise the works may be picked up by the bin men, and that will be that.”
Talking about unique creativity!
On their website, we can read comments from people who reported back their finds. Some of them even sent a photograph showing the framed photography in their home.
This is cool :-)…
Log on to Mrog’s site and discover more about this unique distribution approach for photographic art.
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